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Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Red Devils lodge £25m Alexis bid

9:38 AM EST 1/11/18
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Man Utd lodge £25m Alexis bid

Manchester United have lodged a £25 million bid for Alexis Sanchez as they seek to pip arch-rivals Manchester City to the Arsenal forward, reports The Guardian .

Pep Guardiola is said to have a £20m offer on the table for a player who is set to be out of contract at the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho has now countered that approach, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan offered to Arsenal in an effort to help sweeten the deal.

Man Utd to rival Liverpool for Pulisic

Manchester United will rival Liverpool for Christian Pulisic if the Anfield side go in for the Borussia Dortmund teenager this summer, reports The Independent. 

The 19-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool to help replace Philippe Coutinho and reunite with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. 

But Man Utd see Pulisic's value as both an on-field addition and as a marketing dream as the first truly global American football star. 

Thiago Silva puts Man Utd on Pastore alert

Paris Saint-Germain captain has admitted that playmaker Javier Pastore wishes to leave the club this month.

The comments will be of interest to Manchester United, who are still said to hold an interest in the Argentine.

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Spurs to challenge Man Utd over Lucas

Tottenham could make a January move for PSG winger Lucas Moura, according to Le 10 Sport.

Manchester United have also been linked with the Brazil international, but while PSG are looking to sell him for a fee in the region of €40 million, Spurs will only offer loan terms.

Belotti back on Red Devils' radar

Torino striker Andrea Belotti is a target for Manchester United once again, reports Tuttosport.

The Red Devils want competition for Romelu Lukaku and are planning long-term as Zlatan Ibrahimovic edges back towards the exits.

Belotti has a €100m release clause and could be offloaded after seeing contract talks stall in Italy.

Man Utd table huge offer for Asensio

Manchester United have approached Macro Asensio with a massive offer to lure him away from Real Madrid, claims Don Balon .

Asensio is considered one of the hottest young talents at the Bernabeu, and his ability has not escaped the attention of Jose Mourinho. 

Reportedly a big fan, Mourinho sees Asensio as the man to revive United's fading fortunes and close the gap with Manchester City - although Madrid are reluctant to sell.

Pique warns Man Utd off Umtiti

Gerard Pique has warned Manchester rivals United and City that Barcelona expect Samuel Umtiti to remain at the club for “many more years”.

The two Premier League heavyweights are reported to have identified the France international defender as top target during the January transfer window.

Find out what the ex-Man Utd defender had to say in full right here on Goal!

Pellegrini decides to stay with Roma

Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini has decided he wants to stay with the Serie A side for the time being, according to  Tutto Mercato Web

Manchester United and Chelsea were both reportedly interested in bringing in the 21-year-old this month, but will now be forced to wait until at least the summer before swooping. 

Man Utd in talks with Lucas

Manchester United are in talks with Lucas Moura's representatives over a possible January switch to Old Trafford.

The Brazilian, who will be hopeful of making the Selecao's squad for the 2018 World Cup, has found playing time hard to come by at Parc des Princes since the summer arrivals over Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

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PSG join Alex Sandro race

Chelsea and Manchester United will both be sweating after Calciomercato reported   that French giants PSG have joined in the race to sign Brazilian left back Alex Sandro.

The two Premier League clubs have both been linked with the Juventus defender, but the big-spending Paris outfit have the money to make a move and are looking to sign the him in June. 

The Bianconeri are open to letting him go for €50 million. 

Juve consider Darmian bid

Juventus are considering a bid for Manchester United's Matteo Darmian in order to shore up the side at full-back, claims the  Sun .

The Italians could lose Alex Sandro to Chelsea, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is also likely to leave at the end of the season. 

That would leave Juve short of options out wide, and out-of-favour Darmian would add valuable depth in defence.

Wilson sent on loan to Sheffield Utd

Manchester United have confirmed that striker James Wilson is leaving the club on his third loan spell, this time at Championship side Sheffield United.

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Man Utd ask for Evans updates

Manchester United have been asked to be kept updated on former defender Jonny Evans’ situation at West Brom, reports The Times.

Manchester City have held talks over a deal for Evans, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested his club will struggle to compete with the Premier League leaders  for the centre-half.

Evans, who left Old Trafford for West Brom in 2015, remains of interest for his old club, while Everton and West Ham are also watching matters.

Arsenal step up Malcom interest

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Bordeaux forward Malcom as they plan for life after Alexis Sanchez, Goal understands.

The Gunners are one of three Premier League clubs interested in Malcom, with Manchester United and Tottenham also plotting a January move.

Goal understands Monaco's Thomas Lemar is still a key target for Arsenal, but the Gunners are only willing to pay up to £40 million for the winger, whose asking price is now £60m.

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'Insane' bid needed to buy Dendoncker

Anderlecht will only allow reported Manchester United and West Ham target Leander Dendoncker to leave the club in January if an "insane” offer is made, according to coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck.

The 22-year-old remains crucial to Vanhaezebrouck's side and is said to have caught the eye of United, while West Ham are said to be preparing a bid.

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Darmian demands €3m salary from Roma 

Matteo Darmian wants a €3 million per year net salary to join Roma, with Manchester United only willing to sanction a permanent transfer, according to Corriere dello Sport

The Serie A club see the Italian as the perfect full-back option, although are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid veteran Juanfran, should they fail in talks to sign Darmian.